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Manfred Albrecht and Christoph Brombacher Rapid thermal annealing of FePt thin films physica status solidi (a) 210

Version of Record online: 22 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201228718

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This Feature Article presents the state-of-the-art concerning the formation of chemically L10 ordered FePt thin films induced by rapid thermal annealing (RTA). The influence of the annealing temperature, annealing time, and film thickness on the ordering transformation and (001) texture evolution of the FePt thin films is studied and the possible mechanisms for the formation are discussed. In this regard, RTA processing is a potentially interesting technology for the preparation of FePt thin films with strong perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, important for future magnetic storage devices.

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